How does a great design idea move from concept to realization? The key first steps are the proposal and communication. On September 7, the organizers of this year’s Golden Pin Concept Design Award held a special seminar on the subject for the forty-five Design Mark Winners. Mr. Tahan Lin, founder and CEO of crowdfunding consultancy Backer-Founder, was invited to speak at the event. Lin talked about current trends of crowdfunding and other related topics and spoke at length about how a designer should pitch their idea and how to accurately communicate a design concept through the preparation, implementation, and marketing and promotional strategies of a crowdfunding campaign. Through this tailor-made course, the organizers hope to help the Design Mark Winners show themselves to their best advantage in their presentation for the Final Selection on September 21, and also prepare them for the next step in their design careers.
Li Chung Wei, the designer of n/Dynamic furniture, thought the course provided many strategies and methods of logical thinking and helped him clarify key points in communication. Li thinks this will be very helpful in his preparation for the presentations. Liou Sian-Long, the designer of the Taiwan Road Font Project said that whether or not a design is suitable for crowdfunding, the course can help designers improve their project communications to get better results. He believes that the marketing and promotional strategies mentioned in the course are not only useful for crowdfunding projects, but to projects of every type.
The third and final stage of selection for the Golden Pin Design Concept Award will take place in Taipei on September 21, and the award ceremony will be held jointly with the Golden Pin Design Award on November 29, when the winners of the Golden Pin Concept Design Award’s Best Design Award, which signifies the highest honor in design, will be announced. The three winners shall each receive NT$400,000 in prize money, a certificate, and a trophy. Follow our official website and social media pages for the latest information.
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